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Paul's mindfulness

8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts ;

9 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.

10 Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, saluteth you; and Marcus, sisters's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him ;

11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.

12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that #. '...}} operies and complete in all the will of God.

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13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. iş Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. 16 And when this epistle is reai among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans: and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 18 The salutation by the hand of me

Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be
with you. Amen.
T. Written from Rome to the Colossians

by Tychicus and Onesimus.

1 The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the
THESSALONIANS.

CHAP. I. AUL, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and eace, from God our Father and the Lord esus Christ. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4 fo. brethren beloved, your election of God. 5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to Godward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. 9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to COme.

CHAP. II. Foo yourselves, brethren, know cur - entrance in unto you, that it was not In Waln : 2. But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention. 3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile; 4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. 5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness : 6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children: 8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were .# to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also ourownsouls, because ye were dearuntous. 9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the 'gospel of God. | 10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly,and unblamably we behaved ourselves among you that believe: 11 As ye know how we exhorted, and

comforted, and charged every one of you.
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Paul shows has love

12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and lory. § o For this cause also thank we God without ...; because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judea are in Christ Jesus : for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: 15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please now God, and are contrary to all men: 16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. 17. But we, brethren, being taken from }. for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. 18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us. 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing ! .olre not eyen ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

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W HEREFORE, when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone ; 2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow-labourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: 3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. 4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. 5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain. 6 But now, when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: 7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: 8. For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

CHAP. III, IV.

9. For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith

He exhorts to godliness.

We }% for your sakes before our God ; 10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? 11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. 12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you : 13 To the end he may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before &. even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. CHAP. IV. NURTHERMORE then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as * have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 6.That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: , because that

|the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we o Christ's second coming. II. THESSALONIANS.

also have forewarned you and testified. 7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit. 9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: sorye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more ; 11 And that }. study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you ; 12"That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15. For this we say unto, you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the lo himself shall descend 73

from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of ; and the dead in Christ shall rise

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17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore, comfort one another with these words.

CHAP. V.

UT of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh .. them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep, o in the night; and they that be drunken, are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breast-plate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore, comfort yourselves to

Sundry precepts.

gether, and edify one another, even as
also ye do.
| 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to
|know them which labour among you, and
|areoveryou in the Lord, and admonisbyou;
13 And to esteem them very highly in
love for their work's sake. And be at
peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn
them that are unruly, comfort the feeble-
minded, support the weak, be patient to-
ward all men.
15 See that none render evil for evil
unto any man; but ever follow that which
is good, both among yourselves, and to all
one?.
16 Rejoice evermore.
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18 In eve is the will jö. in Christ Jesus concerning }%. o 19 Quench not the Spirit. o 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that

which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify

you wholly; and I pray God your whole

for us.

spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved
Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who
25 Brethren,
26 Greet all rethren with a holy
27. I charge you by the Lord that this
epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
be with you. Amen.
T The first epistle unto the Thessalo-

blameless unto the coming of our Lord
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28. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
nians was written from Athens.

1 The Second Epistle of

PAUL, the Apostle, to the

THESSALONIANS.

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be counted worthy of the kingdom of
God, for which ye also suffer:
6. Seeing it is a righteous thing with
God to recompense tribulation to them
that trouble you;
7 And to you, who are troubled, rest
with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be
revealed from heaven with his mighty
angels,
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on
them that know not God, and that obey
not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlast-
ing destruction from the presence of the
Lord, and from the glory of his power:
10 When he ...i come to be glorified
in his saints, and to be admired in all
them that believ, gear. our testimo-

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pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ. CHAP. II.

y OW we beseech you, brethren, by the

coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be §. neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not conne, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power, and signs, and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a sie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Łord, because God hath from the beginning o to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our i. to the obtaining of the glory of our ord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord on Christ him6

CHAP. II, III.

Idleness to be avoided.

self, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given its everlasting consolation and ...i hope through

17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good Mol work.

C Fo brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with ou; 2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 3. But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you,and keep you from evil. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the o which we command you. 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. 6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; 8 N. did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: 9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 13 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing. 14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no ony with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The ord be with you all. 17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. * The second epistle to the Thessalonians, was written from Athens. 175

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* The First Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to TIMOTHY:

CHAP. I. PA. an apostle of Jesus Christ by the - commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope ; 2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith; Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 3. As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edisying which is in faith; so do. 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unseigned : 6 From which some having swerved, have turned aside unto vain jangling; * 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law ; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. . . 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully: 9. Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust. 12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and iniurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief: 14. And the grace of our Lord was exteeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. . . 15. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that §. Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

16 Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might

which went before on thee, that thou by

them mightest war a good warfare: 19 Holding faith and a good conscience;

which some having put away, concerning

faith have made shipwreck: 20 Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexan

der; whom I have ... unto Satan,

that they may learn not to blaspheme.

CHAP. II

EXHORT therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men : 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet ard peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher and an apostle,(I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not.) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy bands, without wrath and doubting. 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array, 10 But (which becometh women prosessing godliness) with good works. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in child-bearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, and holiness, with sobriety. CHAP HIS is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a

good work.

show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the to them which should hereafter believe on husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of

him to life everlasting.

'good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt

17. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, to teach;

invisible, the only wise God, he honour

and #'s. for ever and ever. Amen. 18 This charge I commit unto thee, son

Timothy, according to the prophecies

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not

greedy of filthy lucre; but patient; not a

brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house,

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